Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens' classic novel A Christmas Carol is one of the most well-known and enduring characters in literary history. The penny-pinching old man was so mean and so old and so miserly that, 150 years after the novel's publication, his name has become synonymous with those unpleasant characteristics.
Modern day Scrooges come in all shapes and sizes; and the sports world has its fair share. Some of them are just old, angry curmudgeons. Some of them are just inexplicably miserly. And then there are those that are both old angry curmudgeons and inexplicably miserly. Not the best personality traits to have paired together, but for some reason they go together like cookies and milk.
For the most part, the sports world is a young man's game that is stocked to the brim with big spenders and big personalities. But, as you know, there are exceptions to every rule. Let's take a look at some of the biggest Scrooges in sports.